Comedian Griff Rhys-jones heads to Canterbury to talk about our cities
Acclaimed comedian, actor and writer Griff Rhys Jones comes to the county next week to talk on another subject - the future of the nation’s towns and cities. His free talk at the University of Kent in Canterbury on Monday, September 3, has been co-organised by the university and the Canterbury Society. Griff is president of Civic Voice, the national body for civic societies such as the Canterbury Society, and is well known for his concern about the quality of our towns and cities, and in particular historic cities, like Canterbury. Griff’s talk will focus on his concerns about the way the planning system has handed control of the development of towns cities to the construction industry and what this means for their growth and heritage. He comes to the county fresh from his latest tour, Where was I? which explored his travels in life, including to the Galapagos, India and the many TV programmes he has made from A Slow Train to Africa, In Search of the Black Rhino, and Three Men In A Boat. He brought the show to the Folkestone Quarterhouse only last month.
Griff’s free talk will be at the Templeman Lecture Theatre on the university’s Canterbury campus. No booking is required, with seats available on a first come, first served basis.
Parking is free on campus from 5pm.